The leaves are starting to change, school’s back in session. All the tell-tale signs of fall are in the air. But you aren’t ready for fall yet, are you? Want to hold on to summer just a bit longer? With these books, summer will live on all year round.
* The Sweetness of Salt by Cecilia Galante – When family drama arises within Julia’s picture perfect family, she decides to ditch her summer plans to spend time in Vermont with her estranged sister, Sophie. The sweetness of summer may not be as sweet as Julia’s hoping.
*Amy & Rogers Epic Detour by Morgan Matson – When Amy’s forced to drive cross-country with a family friend she hasn’t seen in years, Roger, she’s not exactly happy. But when they ditch her mother’s maps and travel their way they find more than just home at the opposite end of the country, they find love.
* Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson – Scarlett Martin is turning fifteen, and in the Martin family that mean inheriting a room within the family’s run down hotel, the Hopewell. Not only does Scarlett inherit probably the best room in the Hopewell, but she also inherits a new job, and a new boy…maybe.
* Why I Let My Hair Grow Out by Maryrose Wood – Since chopping off her locks and dying whatever was left orange, Morgan is shipped off to Ireland where she will spend several weeks biking throughout the country. But when she flips over her handlebars and into a fairy-filled land, Morgan’s adventures in Ireland are just beginning.
* The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares – When four friends Carmen, Tibby, Lena, and Bridget realize they won’t be spending the summer together they form a sisterhood based around a single pair of thrift store jeans. A pair of jeans that somehow fits each of their different bodies. Linking four separate lives in four different corners of the world, these jeans will be the tie that binds them
These books aren’t enough? Head over to Miss Print’s blog for the second half!